Moonstone Pearl Necklace

Dimensions: 19 inches long

PRICE: $149.00

Product Story

Moonstone is a stone of new beginnings.

Throughout history, the pearl, with its warm inner glow
and shimmering iridescence, has been one of the
most highly prized and sought after gems. In ancient
Rome, pearls were considered the ultimate symbol of
wealth and social standing. The Greeks held the pearl
in high esteem for both its unrivaled beauty and its
association with love and marriage.

A natural pearl begins life as a foreign object, such as
a parasite or piece of sand, that accidentally becomes
lodged in the oyster's soft inner body where it cannot
be expelled. In an effort to ease this irritant, the
oyster's body takes defensive action and begins to
secrete a smooth, hard crystalline substance around
the irritant in order to protect itself. This substance is
called nacre. As long as the irritant remains within its
body, the oyster will continue to secrete layer upon
layer of nacre around the irritant. After a few years,
the irritant will be totally encased by the silky
crystalline coatings. The result is the lovely and
lustrous gem called a pearl.

Cultured pearls are formed by oysters in an almost  
identical fashion, except that man surgically implants
the irritant - a small piece of polished shell - in the
oyster, rather than leaving it to chance. The process
from then on is the same as with natural pearls.

Made in the USA

Care Recommendations:
May be cleaned with a soft cloth
May we suggest matching
Moonstone Earrings